Ace Hardware names former Lowe’s executive as Head of Retail Training
Ace Hardware Corporation, the world’s largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative, is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Doyle as the Head of Retail Training for Ace Hardware, reporting to Brian Wiborg, Vice President of Marketing, Retail Training and Store Operations.
Ms. Doyle joins Ace Hardware from Lowe’s where she served as Vice President of Learning and Development. Prior to that, she worked at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as the Chancellor of the Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy. In 2011, she was named Chief Learning Officer of the Year by CLO Magazine, Inc.
“We are thrilled to welcome Lisa to the Ace Hardware management team,” said Brian Wiborg. “Lisa will lead all aspects of how we train, develop and motivate more than 100,000 Ace store associates throughout the world, to ensure we consistently deliver our brand promise to be the most helpful hardware stores on the planet.”
Ms. Doyle earned a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Business Management from Hood College.
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For more than 90 years, Ace Hardware has been known as the place with the helpful hardware folks in thousands of neighborhoods across America, providing customers with a more personal kind of helpful. In 2017, Ace ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores, Eleven Years in a Row," according to J.D. Power. With more than 5,000 hardware stores locally owned and operated across the globe, Ace is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries operate an expansive network of distribution centers in the U.S. and also have distribution capabilities in Ningbo, China; Colon, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its retailers' stores are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and approximately 55 countries. For more information on Ace, visit acehardware.com or the company newsroom at newsroom.acehardware.com.